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Plato

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Works: 11,227 works in 25,686 publications in 22 languages and 293,180 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: JC71, 184
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Phaedo by Plato( Book )

448 editions published between 1745 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek which is needed by comparative beginners in the language, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

379 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some current views of Justice - Justice in the state and in the individual - The philosopher king - The decline of society and of the soul - Comparison of the just and unjust lives - The quarrel between philosophy and poetry - Immortality and the rewards of justice
Symposium by Plato( Book )

162 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this celebrated masterpiece Plato imagines a high-society dinner party in Athens in 416 B.C. at which the guests each deliver a short speech in praise of love
The laws of Plato by Plato( Book )

144 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Plato's dialogues, distinguished from his earlier works by its more practical treatment of political problems. Though criticized in some detail by Aristotle in the "Politics", it undoubtedly exercised a profound influence upon his thought, and through him upon subsequent political theory
The Apology of Plato, with a revised text and English notes, and a digest of Platonic idioms by Plato( Book )

526 editions published between 1541 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Apology is the speech made by Socrates in his own defence at his trail, and his justification for his life
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

319 editions published between 1544 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phaedrus is widely recognized as one of Plato's most profound and beautiful works. It takes the form of a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus and its ostensible subject is love, especially homoerotic love. Socrates reveals it to be a kind of divine madness that can allow our souls to grow wings and soar to their greatest heights. Then the conversation changes direction and turns to a discussion of rhetoric, which must be based on truth passionately sought, thus allying it to philosophy. The dialogue closes by denigrating the value of the written word in any context, compared to the living teaching of a Socratic philosopher." "The shifts of topic and register have given rise to doubts about the unity of the dialogue, doubts which are addressed in the introduction to this volume. Full explanatory notes also elucidate issues throughout the dialogue that might puzzle a modern reader."--Jacket
The works of Plato by Plato( Book )

48 editions published between 1701 and 1996 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of ten dialogues of Plato that represent the range and diversity of his human and intellectual interests
Plato's the republic by Plato( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Socratic dialogue concerned with the construction of an ideal commonwealth
Statesman by Plato( Book )

104 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions
The Symposium of Plato by Plato( Book )

52 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timaeus by Plato( Book )

71 editions published between 1617 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Zeyl's translation of Timaeus is presented along with his 75 page introductory essay, which discusses points of contemporary interest in the Timaeus, deals at length with long-standing and current issues of interpretation, and provides a consecutive commentary on the work as a whole
Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

91 editions published between 1577 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Parmenides' lesson : translation and explication of Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

68 editions published between 1774 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dialogue in which old Parmenides advises the youthful Socrates to argue by the Zenonian method. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
Plato's Euthyphro by Plato( Book )

186 editions published between 1745 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under the teachings of Socrates, Plato's works are among the world's greatest literature. The Euthyphro is one of the short dialogues by which Plato commemorated Socrates's technique and manner in questioning people
Cratylus by Plato( Book )

79 editions published between 1770 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
The Plato reader by Ronald B Levinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euthydemus by Plato( Book )

47 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Introduction: ""Neglected for ages by Plato scholars, the Euthydemus has in recent years attracted renewed attention.  The dialogue, in which Socrates converses with two sophists whose techniques of verbal manipulation utterly disengage language from any grounding in stable meaning or reality, is in many ways a dialogue for our times. Contemporary questions of language and power permeate the speech and action of the dialogue. The two sophists-Euthydemus and his brother Dionysodorus-explicitly question whether speech has any connection to truth and specifically whether anything can be
Selected myths by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths, from eight of Plato's dialogues ranging from the early Protagoras and Gorgias to the late Timaeus and Critias. They include the famous myth of the cave from Republic as well as 'The Judgement of Souls' and 'The Birth of Love'. Each myth is a self-contained story, prefaced by a short explanatory note, while the introduction considers Plato's use of myth and. imagery. - ;'Once upon a time there were just the gods; mortal beings did not yet exist.'. We are used to thinking of myths as stories, and modern myths as made up and f
Sophist by Plato( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A standing protest against the error of marring the finely-graduated lineaments of truth, thus destroying the vitality of thought. This is one of Plato's dialectical dialogues"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge companion to Plato by Richard Kraut( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen specially-commissioned essays discuss Plato's views about knowledge, reality, mathematics, politics, ethics, love, poetry, and religion
 
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The Republic of PlatoSymposiumThe laws of PlatoThe Apology of Plato, with a revised text and English notes, and a digest of Platonic idiomsPhaedrusThe works of PlatoPlato's the republicStatesman